2018: Enters the fall in competition for the starting role at the Strike safety spot with Jeremy McDuffie, who earned All-ACC honors in 2017 but missed all of spring drills while recovering from knee surgery ... in 12 career games (2 starts), has 18 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1.0 sack, two PBUs, one caused fumble and one QB pressure ... has played 387 snaps ... has 2+ tackles in five games including a season-high four stops at Wake Forest in 2017.
2017 Game-by-Game Statistics
2017: Played in 12 games with two starts ... missed the Florida State game due to injury ... earned starting assignments against Wake Forest and Northern Illinois ... totaled 18 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1.0 sack, two PBUs, one caused fumble and one QB pressure ... had 2+ tackles in five games including a season-high four stops at Wake Forest ... logged three tackles in wins over Georgia Tech and Northern Illinois ... added 1.5 TFL, one PBU and one QB pressure in the Quick Lane Bowl triumph over the Huskies ... carded first collegiate sack along with a caused fumble against Baylor ... helped Duke rank among the ACC leaders in both scoring defense (3rd) and total defense (4th) ... on the field for 387 snaps.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Played at South Paulding High School for coach Ed Koester ... consensus three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... listed as the No. 43 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com ... charted as the No. 52 safety in the country by 247Sports.com ... in senior campaign, registered 48 tackles, 7.0 TFL, two INTs and two kickoff returns for TDs to earn first team all-county and county defensive player of the year honors ... as a junior, carded 78 tackles, 10.0 TFL and one INT en route to first team all-county and first team all-region honors ... helped squad to a 9-3 ledger and state playoff berth ... posted 35 tackles as a sophomore as South Paulding went 8-3 and reached the state playoffs ... also played baseball and earned all-region honors in 2016.
PERSONAL: Born March 8, 1999 ... son of Donna and Michael Carter ... father played baseball at University of New Orleans in 1991-92.